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  • US court: Va. gay marriage ban unconstitutional

    5 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court has struck down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond ruled Monday that state constitutional and statutory provisions barring gay marriage and ...

  • Israeli prime minister says demilitarization of the Gaza Strip must be part of any 'solution'

    5 hours, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli prime minister says demilitarization of the Gaza Strip must be part of any 'solution'

  • AP Top Strange News At 1:14 p.m. EDT

    5 hours, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) Toddler crashes Jeep, runs home to watch cartoons Yes! Former WWE champ catches suspected burglar Bolivian president seeks votes in the bedroom No ticket for Shrek over loud musical, chief says No booze for DC folks? New Hampshire may fix ...

  • Bolivian president seeks votes in the bedroom

    5 hours, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — As night falls and Bolivian couples slip between the sheets, pillow talk turns, naturally, to economic policy. At least that's the way President Evo Morales sees it. The Bolivian leader is running for re-election and ...

  • Oil depot ablaze amid clashes in Libyan capital

    5 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) CAIRO (AP) — A fire at the oil depot for the airport in Libya's capital raged out of control Monday after being struck in the crossfire of warring militias battling for control of the airfield, the latest violence to plague ...

  • Israeli military says Gaza militants sneaked through tunnel into Israel, fired at troops

    5 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli military says Gaza militants sneaked through tunnel into Israel, fired at troops.

  • Michigan lawmaker's mom supports primary opponent

    5 hours, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Michigan state Rep. Wayne Schmidt has picked up support from an unlikely source in a closely watched battle for an open Senate seat in northern Michigan: his opponent's mom. Schmidt is facing an Aug. 5 ...

  • Resort fires 3 after pool water dumped in S. Tahoe

    6 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — Officials at a South Lake Tahoe resort say they fired three employees who improperly drained about 15,000 to 20,000 gallons of chlorinated pool water into a stormwater basin. City officials tell the Tahoe Daily ...

  • UN rights chief: Flight 17 possible war crime

    6 hours, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) GENEVA (AP) — The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 may be a war crime, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Monday. Pillay, the U.N.'s top human rights official, called for a thorough investigation into the violation ...

  • Poland, Britain call for more sanctions on Russia

    6 hours, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The foreign ministers of Poland and Britain have called for more economic sanctions on Russia, saying it is responsible for the downing of the Malaysia Airlines passenger jet over eastern Ukraine this month. Poland's Radek Sikorski ...

  • Syrian army casualties surge, raising death toll

    6 hours, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIRUT (AP) — More than 2,000 Syrians — almost half of them pro-government forces — have been killed in just over two weeks of fighting in Syria, making it one of the worst death tolls in the country's civil war, ...

  • Rebels: C. African Republic ceasefire 'broken'

    7 hours, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — A spokesman for the mostly Muslim Seleka rebel group in Central African Republic says a ceasefire has been "broken" after its fighters came under attack from the mostly Christian anti-Balaka militia. Ahmat Ibrahim Nadjad ...

  • Doctor: Lines placed correctly in Arizona inmate

    7 hours, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — The doctor who performed the autopsy on an Arizona death-row inmate whose execution was prolonged says the intravenous lines were placed correctly. Incorrect placement of lines can inject drugs into soft tissue instead of the blood stream, ...

  • Israeli military: rockets misfired by Palestinian militants hit Gaza hospital, nearby park

    7 hours, 24 minutes ago

    (AP) JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli military: rockets misfired by Palestinian militants hit Gaza hospital, nearby park.

  • Police investigate deaths of family of 5 in Maine

    7 hours, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) SACO, Maine (AP) — Officials say they have recovered a shotgun from an apartment in southern Maine where a family of five was shot to death. Detectives say murder-suicide is one of the scenarios being investigated following the discovery of ...

  • Excursions set for Okefenokee, Cumberland Island

    7 hours, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) FOLKSTON, Ga. (AP) — Federal agencies that oversee Cumberland Island and the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge in southeast Georgia are planning weekend paddling excursions this fall for the public to explore their wildest corners. The National Park Service and U.S. ...

  • Entire Cliff Walk in Newport opens

    8 hours, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Department of Transportation is opening the rest of Newport's Cliff Walk. The 3.5-mile trail runs between the Atlantic Ocean and some of the city's most spectacular Gilded Age mansions. Superstorm Sandy washed away ...

  • New Spain king moves to clean up palace's image

    8 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) MADRID (AP) — Spain's new King Felipe VI has ordered the palace's accounts to be audited externally and the results made public, in an apparent bid to clean up the royal family's tarnished image. A palace statement said Monday said ...

  • Iraq police find 17 bodies, some bound, in Baghdad

    8 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi police found 17 bullet-riddled bodies in different areas of the capital, Baghdad, officials said Monday, raising fears of more sectarian bloodletting at a time of soaring tensions following Sunni insurgent seizing territory across the country. Authorities ...

  • Famine watch: South Sudan teams study hunger data

    8 hours, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Market shelves are bare. Children are getting skinnier. Warnings of mass hunger have been made. The question now being considered is the big one: Is it a famine? Health experts locked away in a hotel conference ...

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